Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Imperial Power and Maritime Trade: Mecca and Cairo in the Later Middle Ages

Imperial Power and Maritime Trade: Mecca and Cairo in the Later Middle Ages (Paperback)

£33.00
To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

This new paperback is a Revised Edition with new preface.

When scholars of Middle Eastern and Islamic history consider Mecca or its region, the Hijaz, they tend to focus on either the first century of Islam, when the city and region became briefly the centre of an incipient empire, or the twentieth, when the city was the centre of the Arab Revolt. More than a thousand years of history in between are relatively unknown.

The pre-modern imperial cities of Damascus, Baghdad, and Cairo quickly superseded Mecca as centres of politics and long-distance trade, leaving Islam's premier holy city with its singular role as the destination of the great pilgrimage.

Of course, the religious significance of Mecca attracted the attention of neighbouring rulers, such as the Mamluk sultans of Cairo, who claimed sovereignty over the city to enhance their reputations as paramount Muslim rulers in the later medieval period.

Using sources composed by late medieval Meccan scholars alongside the more well-known Mamluk material, this study presents the history of late medieval Mecca and the Sharifs who ruled the city by examining their relations with local and global forces: their alliances with local groups in the Hijaz, their relations with the imperial centre of Mamluk Cairo, and their reliance on the maritime trade of the Indian Ocean.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500Medieval historyHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsMaritime historyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyAfrican historyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyMiddle Eastern history Publisher: University of Chicago, Middle East Documentation Center Publication Date: 15/10/2015 ISBN-13: 9780991573202  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

John L. Meloy is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and Archaeology at the American University of Beirut.

More books by John Lash Meloy

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Seals and Society: Medieval Wales, ...
(Paperback)
P. R. Schofield; S. M. Johns; J. A....
 
 
£24.99
 
Ibn al-Haytham's Theory of Conics,...
(Paperback)
Roshdi Rashed
 
 
£36.99
 
African Dominion: A New History of...
(Hardback)
Michael A. Gomez
 
 
£37.95
 
Latest Blog
The Mexican--US Border: Where the Imagination Flourishes…
19/01/2018

Tim Baker reflects on the literary impact of the Mexican-US border and lists some of his favourite novels set in this notorious region.

Johann Hari Takes Issue with the Concept of Self-Help
18/01/2018

Johann Hari explains why, in order to feel better, we must stop being 'you', in favour of being 'us', being 'we', becoming part of the group.

Jealousy, Rivalry, Insecurity, Frustration... Non Pratt Explores the World of Female Teenage Friendships
16/01/2018

Non explores friendship in YA novels and especially those that depict the imperfect middle ground.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd